Audit of Share Capital
Share capital means capital raised by the company by issue of shares. This issue of share capital should be audited to verify the compliance of requirements and provisions of Companies Act.
A company may meet its fund requirements either through raising share capital or through borrowings. The company does a proper financial analysis before taking such a decision. The funds raised through issue of shares is termed as share capital.
The share capital of the company is of two kinds, namely, Equity share capital and Preference share capital.
Equity share capital means all share capital, which is not preference share capital and called as the ordinary share capital of the company.
Preference share capital means that part of the issued share capital of the company which either carries or would carry a preferential right with respect to payment of dividend and a preferential right of repayment in case of winding up or repayment of capital. Apart from these two preferential rights, preference shares can be of participating or non-participating type depending upon their right to participate in dividend payment with capital.